“La desalmada”, the telenovela with one of the most expensive cast of Televisa

The Mexican soap opera “The soulless one” it became an international success. Since its premiere on July 5, 2021 by Las Estrellas, the fiction starring Livia Brito and José Ron has conquered the television audience in Latin America and the United States.

This melodrama was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa and is an adaptation of the Colombian story “La dama de troya”. In Mexico, “La desalmada” was premiered by the Las Estrellas channel, while in the United States it was released on August 23 by Univision.

“The soulless one” It brought together renowned actors such as Livia Brito and José Ron in the leading roles. It also featured Eduardo Santamarina, Marjorie de Sousa, Kimberly Dos Ramos and Daniel Elbittar in the antagonistic roles. José Alberto Castro’s telenovela became one of the most successful on Televisa and its cast was one of the most expensive.

"La desalmada" is a Mexican soap opera starring Livia Brito and José Ron (Photo: Televisa / Univision)
“La desalmada” is a Mexican soap opera starring Livia Brito and José Ron (Photo: Televisa / Univision)

“LA DESALMADA”, THE TELENOVELA WITH ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE ELENCES ON TELEVISA

The telenovela “La desalmada” is made up of famous actors with extensive experience on television. Livia Brito, José Ron, Eduardo Santamarina, Marjorie de Sousa, Kimberly Dos Ramos, Daniel Elbittar, among others, worked together on this project that became a success with the audience.

During an interview with People en Español, producer José Alberto Castro revealed that the cast of “La desalmada” was one of the most expensive casts on Televisa. In addition, he affirmed that it was something “complicated” to bring them together.

“At first the approach with the company was complicated due to the cost, but there the company threw a lot of desire, did not skimp and put a lot on its part to be able to achieve it,” he said.

The fiction tells the story of Fernanda Linares, a woman who in her attempt to do justice finds a new opportunity in love (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)
The fiction tells the story of Fernanda Linares, a woman who in her attempt to do justice finds a new opportunity in love (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)

José Alberto Castro acknowledges that “La desalmada” had one of the most expensive casts in terms of hiring actors, compared to other telenovelas that he has produced such as “Rubí”, “Teresa”, “Crown of tears” and “La malquerida” .

“Of those that I have done, this must be one of the most expensive in terms of budget in terms of acting hiring,” added José Alberto Castro, who produced this fiction for Televisa.

On this point, the actors of “La desalmada” expressed their opinion when they found out that they made up one of the most expensive casts of Televisa.

"La desalmada" was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)
“La desalmada” was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)

“I imagine, poor Güero, but well it was worth it because we showed why, so I think he is very happy,” replied Marjorie de Sousa, the villain of the soap opera.

For her part, Marlene Favela was surprised by this information. “Oh God, well then I can’t tell you anything (laughs) because I don’t know how much my colleagues charge. I did not know, I had already heard it out there, but you already confirmed it to me, “he said.

While Kimberly Dos Ramos, the antagonist of the telenovela, affirmed that the producer José Alberto Castro took a risk by bringing together renowned actors: Acting, they are all so important, so famous in Mexico that he raffled it off by bringing us all together ”, said the actress.

José Ron and Livia Brito play Rafael and Fernanda, respectively, in “La desalmada” (Photo: José Ron / Instagram)
José Ron and Livia Brito play Rafael and Fernanda, respectively, in “La desalmada” (Photo: José Ron / Instagram)
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